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Meiji Gakuin University
Faculty of International Studies, Department of International Stidies
Dr. of Human Geography(Ochanomizu University)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Jan 1999
Mar 2001
Special researcher of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


Apr 1989
Mar 1993
Ochanomizu University
Apr 1993
Mar 1995
Graduate School, Division of Humanities, Ochanomizu University
Apr 1995
Mar 2000
Graduate School, Doctral Research Course in Human Culture, Ochanomizu University

Published Papers

Entrepreneurship in the Peripheral Regions: A Case of Tourism in the Himalayan Village Manang, Nepal
Morimoto, Izumi, Chapagain, Prem Sagar
International & Regional Studies   46 1-18   Oct 2014   [Refereed]


   Jun 2018
The formation of tourism spaces in the development of tourism in Nepal
89-99   Oct 2009
The Changes in cultural practices and identities of a Nepali musician caste: The Gandharbas from wandering bards to travelling musicians
325-349   Dec 2008
Trace the Tourists' Track back to Ireland: A Case of Nepalese Migrant Workers, the Gandharbas
Annals of Ochanimizu Geographical Society   (48) 73-89   Mar 2008
The Development of Local Entrepreneurship: A Case Study of a Tourist Area, Thamel in Kathmandu
Ishii, Gellner, Nawa eds.
351-382   Mar 2007

Books etc

Tourism, consumption and the transformation of Thamel, Kathmandu
Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, London & New York   Jun 2015   
The possibilities of tourism in Nepal
Dec 2014   
Creating a Tourism Space in Nepal The Geographical Imagination of Kathmandu
Kokon Shoin   Feb 2012   ISBN:978-4-7722-6112-8

Conference Activities & Talks

Tourism development in the Himalayan Village of Northwest Nepal Development or Destruction?
International Geographical Union-Kyoto Regional Conference   8 Aug 2013   国際地理学会
Changing lives of the musical caste Gandharbas and the social inclusion in Nepal
The Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (JASCA) 50th Anniversary Conference held with IUAES Inter-Congress 2014.   15 May 2014   International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences and JASCA
Preliminary Notes on Social and Spatial Changes in Cities: A Case of Historical Geography of Thamel, Kathmandu
HINDAS 2014 1st International Workshop: Understanding the Dynamics of Kathmandu in the Context of Space and Livelihood of Contemporary South Asia   18 May 2014   Contemporary India Area Studies at Hiroshima University (HINDAS)
The Gandharbas living on the margins; Travelling in and from Nepal
International Geographical Conference   23 Aug 2016   
Towards new horizons for the Gandharbas; Changing identities amid social transitions
Sunday Research Series   28 Aug 2016   Martin Chautari


The Others   1997
The difficulties of keeping the cultural identity from the Gaine to the Gandharbas on the streets of Kathmandu
The Others   2007

Research Grants & Projects

Creating a Tourism Space in Nepal The Geographical Imagination of Kathmandu
Project Year: Apr 2011 - Mar 2012